Secrets of Longevity

A NEW Kushi Institute Weekend Workshop!

Secrets of Longevity



Bamboo, traditional Eastern symbol of longevity because of its durability
strength, flexibility, and resilience

With Alex Jack
November 27 – 29, 2015

Macrobiotics means “long life.” From the Yellow Emperor in ancient China and Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in Greece to Lima Ohsawa, who lived to be 102, the art of prolonging life has been a principal macrobiotic teaching.

In this seminar, you will learn what the natural life span really is and the six stages of life and their corresponding attributes. You will learn what role constitution and condition play in life expectancy and how to diagnose signs of longevity or short life in yourself, friends, and family members. You will learn the secrets of traditional societies and cultures renowned for their longevity, including the Okinawans, the Hunza, Sennin (mountain sages), and indigenous people in South America, Africa, and elsewhere.

An in-depth cooking class will introduce you to specific foods and ways of eating to cultivate a long, healthy life, including main dishes, side dishes, soups, salads, seasonings and condiments, and special teas and other beverages.

Beside food, there are many factors that shape and influence our lifespans, including genetics, family, education, exercise, emotions, relationships, stress, and spiritual practice. All of these will be addressed in the seminar, including the latest scientific research, and the findings may surprise you.

 Alex Jack
Alex Jack
Alex is the executive director of the Kushi Institute and a senior macrobiotic teacher and counselor. He has also served as editor-in-chief of East West Journal, director of the One Peaceful World Society, and president of Amberwaves, a network devoted to preserving the natural food supply. He is co-author with Michio Kushi of The Cancer Prevention Diet, Diet for a Strong Heart, One Peaceful World, The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, and The Gospel of Peace, and with Aveline Kushi of The Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking. He helped introduce macrobiotics to China and Russia and lectures and counsels around the world.

Program Schedule

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Arrival and On-Campus Registration
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Orientation
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Macrobiotic Gourmet Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Macrobiotics: The Way of Longevity
with Alex Jack

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Morning Exercise
with Alex Jack
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Macrobiotic Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cooking for Longevity

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Macrobiotic Lunch
3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Diagnosis: Signs of Long and Short Life with Alex Jack
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Macrobiotic Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Secrets of the Okinawans, Hunza, and Other Long-Lived People with Alex Jack 

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Morning Exercise

9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Practical Advice and Q&A Session with Alex Jack 
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Macrobiotic Brunch
11:30 a.m. Departure

Program Fee
includes full program and gourmet macrobiotic meals

Airport shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport (serves Hartford, CT)

Only on program arrival and departure days at specific times. $75 each way. Contact us for details.

To register or for more information call 1-800-975-8744 or international 1-413-623-6457 or visit


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